CrossCode Patch Aims to Fix Its Menus and Slowdown on the Switch

CrossCode Patch Aims to Fix Its Menus and Slowdown on the Switch

There's a number of fixes addressing performance issues.

CrossCode developer Deck13 Interactive just announced a new patch will be released shortly for their throwback retro RPG. The patch should be released later today for CrossCode's Switch version, and aims to fix a number of issues.

Deck13 announced the incoming patch for the Switch version of CrossCode earlier today. Among the number of fixes provided by the patch include fixing the Botanics and Traders menu crashes, fixing NPCs causing performance issues, fixing audio lag caused by performance issues, and more.

This is actually a relief to hear. If you weren't aware, CrossCode unfortunately doesn't run seamlessly on the Nintendo Switch, and I ran into a fair few performance issues in my time spent with the game so far, including noticeable menu lag, slowdown, and heavy frame rate reductions during combat (which is pretty pivotal considering the combat leans somewhat into bullet hell mechanics).

But that being said, CrossCode is still a very enjoyable, and bold RPG experience, and it should be even more enjoyable once the Nintendo Switch patch launches today around 6 p.m. CEST. It's a retro-inspired RPG in a 16-bit style, but actually cleverly functions as a game within a game, where you play an amnesiac character trying to recover their memories through playing an MMO. It's a unique concept, and it definitely had its hooks in me.

CrossCode is very purposefully styled as a retro RPG> | Deck13 Interactive/USgamer

CrossCode has actually been available since 2018 in early access on PC, but finally launched earlier this week in full for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The Switch version is the only version to have been patched since release, since it's where the majority of performance issues occur.

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